Aurora Games

August 20-25, 2019

Sunday, August 25, 2019 • Beach Volleyball & Closing Ceremony

Beach volleyball stars April Ross and Alix Klineman, the No. 1 ranked women’s team on the U.S. tour and fifth overall in the world, will represent Team Americas in the Aurora Games, the inaugural all-women’s sports and entertainment festival to be held at the Times Union Center in Albany, NY, on August 20-25, 2019. 
Aurora Games organizers announced on June 13th that Ross and Klineman will compete against teams from Canada, the Czech Republic and Switzerland in a straight knockout format that will close the six-day event on Sunday, August 25. Tons of sand will be hauled into the Times Union Center to build a temporary court and provide fans with an indoor beach party atmosphere.
The beach volleyball competition will feature two semifinal matches starting at 11 a.m. followed by a bronze medal match and a gold medal match, which could potentially decide whether Team Americas or Team World will take home the Babe Didrikson Zaharias Trophy, the official trophy of the Aurora Games.


Designed to celebrate the best in women’s sports, entertainment and culture, the Aurora Games will welcome all-star athletes, as well as coaches and trainers, representing more than 15 countries to downtown Albany to compete in an international competition of teams comprised of the Americas vs. the World. The six-day event will include team and individual competitions in basketball, tennis, figure skating, gymnastics, ice hockey and beach volleyball. Fans will also enjoy musical performances, food tastings, sports clinics, autograph sessions and seminars in the Aurora Games Fan Zone at the Albany Capital Center, as well as Conversations with Champions, also at the Capital Center. For the most up-to-date information about the Aurora Games, visit or follow the Games on TwitterFacebook, and Instagram.

Session 6 (8/25) Beach Volleyball & Closing Ceremony Teams from the United States and Canada will take to the sand against two teams to be named for Team World in a straight knockout format competition that will see them battle for Gold Medal bragging rights as volleyball comes indoors for a one-day beach party to conclude the competition. The Gold Medal match will be followed by a closing ceremonies celebration championing women’s empowerment. 

Daily tickets will range in price from $19 to $134. Youth pricing is available for children 12 & Younger. Children 2+ need a ticket. 

Coming as a group or with your team? 
Contact Carrie Berger at or 617-688-6128. 

9-time Olympic Medalist, Nadia Comaneci, and 6-time Olympic Medalist, Jackie Joyner Kersee, have been named the honorary Team Captains! Comaneci will lead Team World and Joyner Kersee will lead Team Americas. 




For more info on the games, places to stay or transportation click here!

DateAugust 25, 2019
Performance Time(s)
Tennis - August 20, 20197:00pm
Gymnastics - August 21, 20197:00pm
Basketball - August 22, 20197:00pm
Ice Hockey - August 23, 20197:00pm
Figure Skating - August 24, 20191:00pm
Beach Volleyball - August 25, 201911:00am
$69Rows A-J in 103-107 & 118-122
$54Rows A-S in 101-102, 108-110, 115-117, 123-125, 130; Rows K-S in 103-107 & 118-122; Rows AA-J in 1114-114 & 126-129
$39Rows A-J in 204-210 & 226-232
$29Rows K-S in 204-210 & 226-232
$19Rows K-S in 111-114 & 126-129

Tickets will be available at the arena box office at Times Union Center or online at

Ticket prices and seat locations are subject to change.